October Moon

oil on canvas 24″x30″

10 thoughts on “October Moon

    • Margaret, I can give you a better reply with this true story. In 1840, at the opening of Royal Academy Show, Turner exhibits his painting “The Slave Ship”. When he arrives, he is greeted by a huge crowd arguing in front of his painting. “Here’s Turner, he can resolve this argument. In the sea, there is a fleck of orange paint. Some of us think it’s the hand of a drowning slave, some of us think it’s a sailors cap”. After closely studying the painting, Turner turns to the hushed crowd, and says, ” You are right, it is a fleck of orange paint”.

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      • The thrill of the imagination traipsing around looking for what we think we see or want to see. I originally looked at this painting on my Kindle Fire but now as I am looking at it on my computer, I see how I saw a woman walking across with the glow of the moon (in my mind’s eye, a beam of heaven!) hitting her backside. I love your Turner story! in the eye of the beholder 😉 If I squint my eye, I see her!


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